Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has started providing veterinary services, including testing and treatment, for camels participating in Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival which has commenced its activities in Sweihan and will continue up to 13th of this month.
In line with its policy to support and strengthen community service based activities and to be part of events that highlight UAE culture and heritage, ADFCA has also set a stand in the festival premise order to disseminate food safety knowledge as well as concepts of sustainability in the area of food, agriculture and livestock.
On this occasion, Ali Yousef Al Saad, Acting Director of Communication and Community Service Division at ADFCA commented: "Our participation in the festival reflexes our keenness to spread the message of community service. Our presence in the festival will create a chance to educate public about the basic principles of food safety as well as on our activities and services that contribute in building a food-safe community"
According to him, an exhibition, dedicated for agricultural researches will show latest information about advanced technologies in the field of agriculture especially in farming animal feeds.
ADFCA veterinary officials will roam around the festival enclave in order to meet animal owners to deliver necessary veterinary services and to educate them on the best practices in handling camels which have direct impact in the overall development of a sustainable livestock sector in the country.